Month of firsts

I can’t believe I actually hit my Camp NaNoWriMo goal in July. Granted I had to cheat and adjust my initial 20,000-word editing goal down to 15,000, but that was fully justified, methinks, given that my little one arrived 8 days earlier than his due date. So yay! My first Camp NaNo participation and win, and with that,

As of yesterday, I have also survived my first month as a first-time mum. I wouldn’t have thought it possible back in the first week, but somehow, things feel even tougher now than they were weeks ago.

I guess back then, I had a little hope that there would be an end to all the cluster feeding, and that I could start seeing some longer stretches of night sleep. Indeed, I enjoyed 3-4 hour overnight stretches for a few days, and now it’s gone down to 2-hourly wakings like clockwork, and the baby is a little eating machine whose appetite is off the charts. *yawn*

The small achievement I will celebrate, however, is that I’ve now made it through the first day of the hubby returning to work after his month of paternity leave. Phew.

Really can’t wait until I start to enjoy a little more time to myself during the days though. When can I stop being a milk cow 24/7?

First Novel: Bride Behind the Mask

This month marks one of my greatest personal accomplishments in 2020 with the completion of my first ever novel: Bride Behind the Mask.

It is something I started years ago and never actually thought I could ever finish until I put my foot down earlier this year and told myself I must do it.

What is astounding is the 550K+ reads on it as of today! And still, nothing beats the feeling of completing a novel-length project for the first time.

There is still much editing and polishing to do but you know what they say:

You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.

Jodi Picoult

So now, there’s a new romance story based in a historical fantasy world, at 80,000+ words, filled with love, humour and political intrigue — free to read for all who might be interested!

Available on my Wattpad @wildx22 🙂

Now to keep writing more!